Since obtaining Mac laptop, with wireless connection my desktop doesn't work correctly. It takes forever to connect to internet, and sometimes won't at all. The laptop works perfctly simultaneously. When the laptop, in another room, is off the desktop works perfectly. Any ideas? thanks, Jeff
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Re: painfully slow desktop internet use
I would start with running network setup wizard again on my desktop. also run a full system test at pcpitstop.com and see what all it tells you. If you are running a 2-Wire..GIVE IT BACK. spend a couple of bucks and get a linksys.
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That would probably be the best solution. After that make sure that you have an anti-virus software that's good. I recommend "Windows Security Essentials" by Microsoft. It's free and I've used it for about 3 years now. It's detected mall-ware and viruses that Norton, Spy-sweeper or McAfee didn't catch.
If I understand you correctly. You cannot connect wirelessly at work with you laptop but you can connect with your desktop. 1. The laptop has to be allowed on the network by either MAC address ( Media Access Control) number or an IP (Internet protocol) address. 2. This is done by the administrator of the router. To allow the device to be seen by the router and and assign an IP address to that device to gain access to the server and be able to connect to the Internet. 3. At work you will have an IT administrator that will give a password/ user name to allow you to obtain access to the company server. I hope this helps. Have a great day.
You are suggested to clean of cashes from the Windows drive and use firefox instead of internet explorer if yet it won't get smooth than it the hardware problem probly of internet speed. or if wireless than Signals coming less.
Make sure your desktop doesn't have static IP address. Go to Network Connections, Properties of Local Area Connection, Internet Protocol > Properties. Select Obtain IP Address Automatically and Obtain DNS Servers Automatically. Apply the changes and restart the computer.
Assuming that your laptop has a built-in WiFi Networking card (or even a USB or PCMCIA WiFi adapter), normally its a matter of setting your Network configuration to "Auto obtain IP address automatically". This could be done in your Control Panel/Networking Connections, right click on your wireless Networking, click on Properties, highlight Internet protocol (TCP/IP), click on the Properties button and tick "Obtain...".
In some instances you might need to key in the WEP or WPA security key if it has been enabled and set in your WiFi router, though it has been known to slow down connections. If on the otherhand the router has its MAC filter enabled, then you would need to add your laptop's WiFi MAC numbers to the list that the router would allow access to.
Should the above be not corrective of your concern, pls post back with the make & model of your router, laptop, and the WiFi adapter if external/add-on. Knowing your Operating System would also help.
Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back as requested, how things turned up or should you need additional information.
Your cloning the mac address - thats the problem. It should use it's own mac address to connect to the modem. You need to power down the modem, then repower after a minute or so to let it connect to the new mac address. The problem you are seeing is due to network collisions betweenj the desktop and the router with the modem.